The ‘active travel’ project for Saundersfoot is nearing completion for the initial phase, creating connectivity between the train station to Valley Road and the wider network along The Ridgeway.

This section of the works has been substantially completed with programmed final surfacing, fencing work and the uncontrolled road crossing to be completed imminently, county councillor for Saundersfoot’s south ward Cllr Chris Williams stated in an update on the project this month.

In order to construct the crossing position, it was necessary to remodel and increase the highway boundary area at the junction by Fan Road.

“Design engineers looked to gain slightly more land and completed the civil works to re-align the junction, resulting in a more conventional junction that allows for better manoeuvrability and safer operation,” said Cllr Williams.

“I would also like to thank residents who have contacted me regarding two issues that have been highlighted on the new road layout on Fan Road.

“Firstly, as you’re entering Saundersfoot and wanting to turn right onto Valley Road, there have been a few issues and after speaking with Pembrokeshire Council highways engineers, new road markings will allow for the junction to be kept clear.

“Also, as you enter the new junction at Fan Road, heading to Pentlepoir, the bank and wall did obscure vision. Having discussed this issue with PCC highways, I would like to report that this has now been completed.

“As you stop at the junction and check to your right for oncoming vehicles, there is now clear vision of oncoming vehicles.”

A landscape verge has also been created between the road and shared use path, and seeded with wild flower planting, creating biodiversity improvement along the corridor.

Another section links to a pond area which allows the user to experience a section of path which enjoys a greater engagement with nature and reduced impact on the historic hedgerows in this location.

The final phase of the route between the station and village centre is now being programmed, which will include a street shared use path arrangement along the Incline Way, linking to Westfield Road and Broodklands Place.

Other works in the area are also advancing as design works continue along Milford Street, Stammers Road and Sandy Hill.

“There will be PCC engagement on these proposals, once advanced, alongside proposals for a link between Coppet Hall to Frances Lane, these being along Frances Road and are at a feasibility stage,” added Cllr Williams.